HARDENBERG – The second edition of the Dutch Poultry Expo trade event, planned for 9 and 10 June 2020 in Evenementenhal Hardenberg will be moved to 23 and 24 March 2021. This is due to the Coronavirus. The Dutch Poultry Expo had recently been moved from 17 and 18 March to 9 and 10 June, but even this new date cannot be guaranteed in the current circumstances. The measures now imposed by the Dutch government mean that events planned up to 1 June are cancelled. “Although the Dutch Poultry Expo is just after this date, it has proven impossible to let the Dutch Poultry Expo go ahead, as it is not within our power to control the unpredictability and inevitably of the virus. Our priority is the health of exhibitors, visitors and staff members”, says Lucas van‘t Hof, Head of Agriculture at Easyfairs.
Van’t Hof: “This was a very carefully considered decision. At the moment, it is not sensible to ignore the Coronavirus and the current situation. These are extraordinary circumstances. We were really looking forward to this event, and our exhibitors, partners and visitors with us, but this is the only reasonable and appropriate decision. The new date was not reliable enough, and we owe it to everyone involved to offer some timely and clear guidance. These are bizarre times that no one has ever experienced before. Despite the fact this current situation is out of our control, we hope everyone involved can understand our decision. We will do everything we possibly can to organise a fantastic and successful 2021 edition of the Dutch Poultry Expo for the poultry industry!”